Fire guts Dangote sugar factory in Apapa
Some parts of Dangote Sugar factory in Apapa were Sunday night destroyed by fire.
The fire, lasted for more than four hours between 7pm and 11pm.
The firm is one of the largest sugar producing companies in Africa that supplies sugar to some African countries like Ghana, Borkina- Faso and Cameron.
An official of the company attributed the incident to electrical fault and said it was immediately put off.
But a statement from the company said the fire lasted for about 30 minutes before it could be contained by the combined efforts of the company, Nigerian Ports
Authority, Lagos State and Federal Fire Service.
“Fire occurred at the Dangote Sugar Refinery refining plant. The fire, which started at the bagging station about 7pm, was successfully contained within 30 minutes with the combined efforts of the company, Nigerian Ports Authority, Lagos State and Federal Fire Service and others,” said the company, noting that the incident “partially disturbed production activities.”
It also announced that production has been suspended and would resume within the week.
Speaking on the incident, the Company’s Managing Director, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, revealed that there were no casualties or any loss of life in the incident; while investigations have begun to ascertain the cause of the fire and extent of damage to the affected area.